How to Remove the Musty Smell in Carpet and Flooring

  • 01 Sep, 2014
Needing to remove the musty smell in carpet or flooring could be causing you to feel bad. Musty smelling carpet is caused by mold and mold spores in and on your carpet even if you can’t see the mold growing. If you’re allergic to mold or even sensitive to too much mold, just a musty […] The post How to Remove the Musty Smell in Carpet and Flooring appeared first on Odor Removal for Just About Everything.

Needing to remove the musty smell Remove musty smells in carpet in flooring is safe and easy with AQM in carpet or flooring could be causing you to feel bad.

Musty smelling carpet is caused by mold and mold spores in and on your carpet even if you can’t see the mold growing. If you’re allergic to mold or even sensitive to too much mold, just a musty smell could be making you feel bad.
Washing the carpet in most cases only makes the problem worse. The same goes for dehumidifying the area of the musty smelling carpet.  The mold thinks “you’re trying to kill me, clean me up, get rid of me” so it produces more spores so it won’t die.   Pretty smart for just a musty smell.
The way we have found to eliminate the musty odor is to kill the mold and spores that are causing the odor and vacuum up the resulting dust.
Killing mold and spores is a bit more difficult than you might think or hope. Basically there are 2 products that will actually kill both mold and spores:  ozone and chlorine dioxide.

Ozone gas is poison.  And no published ‘safe levels’

The US EPA has not published a safe level of ozone because (my opinion) there isn’t one. The fact that Canada has banned the import of products that produce ozone even as a byproduct says volumes. The other issue is that you need fairly high levels of ozone to do the job. Levels high enough to cause fabric bleaching, and plastics to become hard and brittle to say nothing of what it can do to your eyes, skin and lungs.

Chlorine dioxide (CLO2) gas at levels above 10 parts per million (PPM) can be toxic but – there are safe levels with CLo2.

CLo2 unsafe levels are pretty high if you are exposed for longer than a few minutes. However,

CLO2 is very effective at much lower levels.

From .003 to .01 ppm which the EPA has indicated is safe for 24/7 exposure. And the fact that you need no electric to produce CLO2 using the AQM by OdorXitproduct makes it really easy to use in any closed space. Yes, a fan will improve it performance, but the fan is not necessary for many applications including musty smells carpet.
After treating moldy musty carpet with AQM and killing all the mold and spores, there will be a nasty dust left in and on the carpet. This dust is the residue of the dead mold and spores that contains a product called mycotoxin that can be very toxic to humans and pets.  Follow the link to find out much more about what they are and how dangerous they can be.  Suffice to say, you need to vacuum the dust up with a very low dust vacuum cleaner.  Breathing dust containing mycotoxins can and will make you sick given the chance.
Wiping up the mycotoxins with Dawn dishwashing detergent and water and wearing a respirator is another way to eliminate the mycotoxins.  The precautions are very important to follow to be rid of musty carpet smell and take care of your health.

Remove musty smells anywhere so fast and easy you won’t believe it!


OdorXit Odor Eliminator

By Terri Friedhoff 24 Oct, 2017

The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.

Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.

5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity

The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.

The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,

under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.

The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.

The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.

By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.

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